Sprawled over a swampy, marshy area of 430 sq km, Kaziranga National Park Assam is one of the mos...
Sprawled over a swampy, marshy area of 430 sq km, Kaziranga National Park Assam is one of the most well-known wildlife sanctuaries of India. It is the home of the one-horned Indian rhino and has been declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Hence, the park receives visitors from all parts of the country and even feels the steps of foreign shoes. While the one-horned rhino is the major attraction of the park, it is also filled adequately with elephants and buffaloes, sporadically with tigers and is virtually littered with birds, deer and monkeys. The Siberian birds are the biggest draws amongst ornithologists.
Hence, if you are one of those people who are just too obsessed with birds for your own good, then the best time to visit Kaziranga for you would be the winter season. The months between December and March witness the presence of a number of happy-looking migratory birds.
In any case, the visiting season for tourists is restricted from November to April (or early May). For the rest of the year, the park’s gates are closed for visitors since the region lies in the rain-prone area and receives extremely heavy rainfall during the monsoon months.
The most popular months are December and January. So, if you wish to avoid the raucous crowd, then you are advised to plan the trip somewhere towards February or March. February should be considered the best time to visit Kaziranga for the elephant lovers. The Elephant Festival is organized during this month every year.
How to reach Kaziranga National Park:
If you are traveling by air, then the nearest airport would be at Guwahati. From the town of Guwahati, Kaziranga is around 6-hours away by a car, cab or bus.
Alternately, if you are traveling by train, then either get down at Jakhalabandha or at Furkating (only accessible to those traveling from Delhi or Kolkata). From there, you can look for a car, cab or bus.
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